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Ok to mix chassis greases??


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estenluvr
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Oct 29, 2012, 9:51 AM

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I just bought a 1991 chevy s10 trk and want to grease the fitting but i've always read you shouldn't mix greases. How do you know what type of grease is in the fittings now.? Does it really matter if you mix greases.?


Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 29, 2012, 10:05 AM

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Opinion and lots of urban lore on that. I say use synthetic grease and do on everything. Package should state it is compatible with car makers xyz and so on. Plenty to grease on these and do it. Parts cost more than grease for sure. Reason for synthetic is it is more tolerant to washing out than conventional for greases,

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Oct 29, 2012, 3:06 PM

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You only have to remember one rule................


Grease, good .......................... No grease, bad, .......... too much grease, a little bit bad



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Oct 29, 2012, 3:06 PM)


estenluvr
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Oct 29, 2012, 8:55 PM

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You only have to remember one rule................


Grease, good .......................... No grease, bad, .......... too much grease, a little bit bad


So you're saying it doesn't matter what type of grease!!?? Hope you understand i'm not talking about brand name. I'm talking whether it's lithium based or moly or EP or whatever.


nickwarner
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Oct 29, 2012, 8:59 PM

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Anything is better than nothing. As long as you aren't trying to pack wheel bearings with it, most anything will do. What matters is when its getting exposed to heat like bearings getting exposed to brake heat. for ball joints, tie rods and such you are good to go. White lith, moly, EP, conventional, synthetic all work.


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Oct 30, 2012, 3:03 AM

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That question is kinda like asking..."Is it better to store my car at 75 degrees outside or 76 degrees?"

I'm sure there is some scientist somewhere that could calculate a technical difference, but you'll never realize it.



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Oct 30, 2012, 4:59 AM

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Speaking of Grease:








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estenluvr
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Oct 30, 2012, 9:50 AM

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That question is kinda like asking..."Is it better to store my car at 75 degrees outside or 76 degrees?"

I'm sure there is some scientist somewhere that could calculate a technical difference, but you'll never realize it.


Probably true. The grease companies put a warning on their tubes of grease not to mix different types, but i bet if you take your truck into a lube shop they just use the same type grease on every vehicle.


Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 30, 2012, 10:09 AM

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Already said - for chassis parts you really just don't want NO grease. Bearings have different needs. Just keep doing it at an interval like every 3,000 miles or more if real hard on the thing.

I just like water resistance. The most basic greases will dissolve in water in time or get soapy first. The claims not to mix as said is mostly to get you to stay with a brand or something and I've never seen some explosion from assorted chassis greaseCrazy

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